Dates: Monday, Sept. 11 – Tuesday, Sept. 12
Location: Yeamans Hall Club – Charleston, S.C.
Host: College of Charleston
Course Par/Yardage: Par 72 – 6,269 yards
Format: 54-Hole Tournament (36 on Monday and 18 on Tuesday)
Tee Times: 8:30 a.m. on Monday and 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday
Live Scoring: Golf Stat
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THE FIELD (GolfChannel.com Preseason Rankings Top-25)
No. 1 LSU, No. 3 Ole Miss, No. 18 Georgia, No. 19 Florida, No. 23 Kentucky, Charleston (host), Clemson, Furman, Illinois, Maryland, Miami, Michigan State, N.C. State, Penn State, Tennessee and Wisconsin
UF has enjoyed it’s appearances at the Cougar Classic. The Gators have won the event three times – 2013, 2014 and 2018 – and have won four individual titles highlighted by Sierra Brooks in 2018 who shot the program individual record with a 62. The last four outings at the tournament Florida has finished 3rd twice (2021, 2019), 1st (2018) and 4th (2015).
ONE LAST TIME
The trio of Marina Escobar, Annabell Fuller and Jackie Lucena all returned for their fifth and final collegiate season heading into the 2023-24 campaign. This will be their third season together as Lucena joined the program in 2021 as a transfer from UC Davis.
A SEASON AGO
Florida defended its home tournament for the eighth straight year under Glaser and for the 26th time overall at the 52nd Gators Invitational in the 2022-23 season. The Gators also qualified for the NCAA Regionals for the 11th straight season after making match play in back-to-back seasons and fourth time in program history since the format was added in 2018.
Glaser worked with Annabell Fuller, who earned her third straight All-SEC selection and first Golfweek All-American honor in addition to a third All-American Scholar accolade.
Outside of the season competition, Maisie Filler was invited to the Augusta National Women’s Amateur (ANWA) for the first time in her career. It marked the fifth player under Glaser to play in the prestigious event as she has had a selection since the inception of the tournament in 2019.